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How to Start a Lay Church, Principle VIII: Measure the Growth of Each Member Weekly

It’s a fair question to ask: Is spiritual growth really measurable? What would we measure? And how would we measure it? Some Christians cringe at the very idea of trying to measure spiritual things. They think of spiritual things as … Continue reading

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How to Start a Lay Church, Principle V: Meet in Places that You Already Use

Don’t rent or buy a building for your lay church. For a number of reasons that will be especially apparent long about Principle 12, no lay church should be gobbling up lots of people anyway. If it does, it will … Continue reading

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How to Start a Lay Church, Principle II: Establish that Sunday is not the Main Service

Getting together for Sunday worship is so fundamental to westerners that we’ve made that gathering synonymous with the word “church.” It’s hard for us to conceive of a way of being Christian that’s not centered around 11AM Sunday morning. But … Continue reading

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